stage & art

StageView

StageView

Set in New York during WWII, a lone soldier explores the city with only a 48-hour pass before shipping out overseas. A chance encounter with a young lady results in them spending two days together, and along with a friendly milkman, the sites and sounds of the city provide a backdrop for them falling in […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
Arts Champion Tony Mistlin

Arts Champion Tony Mistlin

Arts Champion – Tony Mistlin  By David Schroeder It’s been a rough year for all of us coping with COVID-19.  At Mistlin Gallery it has meant being open, then closed; making a schedule and then rescheduling; planning and replanning.  And still, there’s no clear end in sight.  But our mood remains upbeat and we look […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
Arts Grants Given

Arts Grants Given

Grants made to arts organizations supporting people of color Although COVID-19 has put a damper on many arts activities, our local chapter, Stanislaus Arts has not been inactive. To support the arts through this time of crisis, The National Endowment for the Arts made funds available to keep artists and arts organizations somewhat functional through […]

By February 4, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Love and Art

ArtView: Love and Art

ArtViewBy Jim Christiansen Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, the Abbreviated month of February is upon us. A shortlist of open venues, and art events in the age of pandemic make this column a challenge to write. Not a lot of changes since last monthHope springs with the vaccine rollout. As one of the senior artists 65 […]

By January 31, 2021 Read More →
MSO Present Virtual Recital

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT   PIANIST STEPHEN HOUGH VIRTUAL RECITAL JANUARY 14  MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring renowned pianist Stephen Hough and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature a variety of works by Bach, Schumann, and Liszt.   “We were lucky […]

By January 5, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ART VIEW: New Year Subject to ChangeBy Jim Christiansen Art in the Time of COVID. Nice to have the vaccine news hitting as I write the Art View column. There is still disruption in all our lives, as more reschedules, cancellations affect everyone. That includes the local artists. Many of us still creating, painting, adding […]

By December 29, 2020 Read More →
Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

John McCutcheon performs live-streaming concert Jan. 9 to benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician John McCutcheon has been performing a yearly benefit concert for the Peace/Life Center for nearly 20 years. This year the concert will be streaming on Sat., January 9 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time. Johnny Cash called John McCutcheon “the […]

By December 18, 2020 Read More →
ArtView: Shades of Red and Purple

ArtView: Shades of Red and Purple

Art ViewBy Jim Christiansen Last month, we entered the Holiday season in the Red Zone. As I write the column, we are back to the purple, but there seems to be some changes that aren’t quite a full step backwards. There are some December art events still on the schedule. Galleries still on restricted hours, […]

By December 3, 2020 Read More →
Unplugged View: Music Box Superhero

Unplugged View: Music Box Superhero

Unplugged View: Music Box Superheroby Aaron Rowan “I can do this nightlife all day long.” – Garth Brooks If you have something fresh to offer as either a performing musician and/or as a presenter thereof; AND if you make it a priority to support and attend the events of others who do…you might be a […]

By December 1, 2020 Read More →
ArtView: Red Letter Day

ArtView: Red Letter Day

Art View By Jim Christiansen It’s a red-letter day, we’ve reached the red tier, there is hope for the holidays. Thanksgiving this month, but this year you will have to wait for ModShop 2021. Red tier status does mean more opening of museums and galleries, so you will find Mistlin Gallery open limited hours, mask […]

By November 4, 2020 Read More →
MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MODESTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT  VIRTUAL CONCERT NOVEMBER 18 MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO), led by Music Director Ryan Murray, will open its 45th season with a virtual concert on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature both MSYO orchestras performing pieces including Pachelbel’s Canon and Bizet’s […]

By October 29, 2020 Read More →
Strut Performing Arts

Strut Performing Arts

Strut Performing ArtsOn Site Winter Session 2020Classes begin Monday, November 2nd!    DRUM ROLL PLEASE …We are opening for our Winter  2020 Session ON SITE!! After careful consideration and guidance from local officials, SPA developed a weekly schedule that we feel would best suit our students and will allow our dancers of all ages / levels, […]

By October 28, 2020 Read More →
VirtualPerformingView

VirtualPerformingView

Virtual PerformingView By Chris Murphy We are in uncharted waters now for the performing arts. Some of our local companies are doing some wonderful live performances, that are streamed to audiences. Upside is that maybe more people can experience these shows, but the downside is that the beauty of live performances is the audience feedback. […]

Art View: Ever-Evolving ARt

Art View: Ever-Evolving ARt

Art ViewJim Christiansen For October and November, the pandemic has knocked out two Annual favorite art events until 2021. Stanislaus Artist Open Studio scheduled for October 10 and 11, has been rescheduled to April of next year. ModShop posted that 2020 event has been cancelled, to resume in 2021. One art event that will take […]

By October 3, 2020 Read More →
MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW MODESTO, CA –The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a free virtual event featuring MSO Associate Conductor and Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) Music Director Ryan Murray and MSYO conductor Don Grishaw on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. The live event will feature performances by Ryan […]

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